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Things just got strangely... interesting in the world of near-field communications. The NFC Forum, which just a few weeks ago issued a press release repeatedly using the term "NFC" and seemed quite fond of the logo to the left above, has apparently decided that "NFC" isn't particularly trademarkabl...

February 18th 2010 at 1:40pm 0 Comments
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Network buildouts our expensive, and virtually every carrier in the world is staring down the barrel of a potentially multibillion-dollar LTE or WiMAX upgrade over the coming years. How do you soften the blow? One option is to make a strange bedfellow or two, and that's exactly what Telenor and Tele...

April 17th 2009 at 7:46am 0 Comments
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Alongside the W902 plus (pictured), Sony Ericsson has officially launched its PlayNow Plus music service. Currently, the unlimited music download service is only being offered through Sweden's own Telenor, but we suspect more carriers (and compatible handsets) will be added on in due time. For now,...

November 5th 2008 at 10:51pm 0 Comments
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Nothing like a pair of high-brow Europeans slapping each other in the streets, huh? In response to Nokia's forthcoming Comes with Music service, Sony Ericsson is confirming rumors by announcing a competing unlimited music download service dubbed Play Now Plus. The service, which will be available "s...

September 24th 2008 at 5:14am 0 Comments
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Nothing like a pair of high-brow Europeans slapping each other in the streets, huh? In response to Nokia's forthcoming Comes with Music service, Sony Ericsson is confirming rumors by announcing a competing unlimited music download service dubbed Play Now Plus. The service, which will be available "s...

September 24th 2008 at 5:14am 0 Comments
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Just days after the IBM ThinkPad threw a shindig for its 15th, now we've reason to don our party hats once more for yet another notable birthday. The mobile phone industry is celebrating the 15th year of the Short Message Service Center (SMSC), which was the "principal application behind text messag...

July 24th 2007 at 5:39pm 0 Comments
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Just days after the IBM ThinkPad threw a shindig for its 15th, now we've reason to don our party hats once more for yet another notable birthday. The mobile phone industry is celebrating the 15th year of the Short Message Service Center (SMSC), which was the "principal application behind text messag...

July 24th 2007 at 5:39pm 0 Comments
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Following through on a promise to launch ahead of the iPhone juggernaut, Britain's Omnifone has officially gone live with its MusicStation all-you-can-eat mobile music service. The first rollout is on Sweden's Telenor, offering up unlimited downloads for a "small weekly fee" -- and what's more, dat...

June 24th 2007 at 8:36am 0 Comments